Bit of a jumbled name there, but you get what I mean.
Now, these pictures are not going to be pretty because I manage to eff up the actual cooking every time. The one time I didn’t, I was so hungry I stuffed them in my face before I could even think “camera”!
American Pancakes are something that I discovered later in life. My Mum always used to make the yummy English style ones on Shrove Tuesday (and at other random times when we fancied them!) but the fluffy bites of goodness that are American Pancakes are still fairly new to me. Served with warm maple syrup and bacon (yes, bacon!) is my idea of heaven. Or, with warm maple butter and chocolate chunks as served at Clinton Street Bakery.
All that has to stop though and I had to find something close to it so I didn’t feel sorry for myself.
This is where Instagram helped out.
If you search #slimmingworld on Instagram you are met with an entirely new community that you can interact with. Thousands of people are posting their daily food intake. Sometimes with recipes, sometimes without. Sometime you drool at the beautifully presented plates. Sometimes you can tell why people got fat in the first place because their cooking looks dreadful and take out had to be a better option!! But each and every person is there for the same reason you are – to make themselves accountable for what they are stuffing in their faces on a daily basis, or for inspiration.
When I fancied pancakes, I turned to Instagram for help and was rewarded with lots of ideas! I tried a fair few out and none of them were quite right for me. After a number of attempts, I decided to just make it up as I went along. You know what? It worked!
Here is my modified version of a bunch of different recipes combined:
- 35g Oats (I use Mornflake Organic Oats as that was what was in Spinneys!)
- 2 tbsp yogurt (I used Rachel’s Organic Greek Style Natural Yogurt 0% or FAGE Total 0%)
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 tsp sweetner (I use Stevia)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- The night before, mix the oats and yogurt and put in an airtight container in the fridge.
- The following morning, blitz the oats and yogurt in a blender/NutriBullet until smooth.
- Add the beaten eggs and the rest of the ingredients, and blitz again.
- Heat a frying pan (preferably shallow sided) on a medium-medium high heat.
- Fry Lite the pan, and pour mixture in – they can be small or large, it’s personal preference.
- Wait until bubbles pop the surface and flip.
- Repeat steps 4-6 until they are all cooked.
- Serve and enjoy!
This makes one portion if you are using your Healthy Extra B. They are 2 syns per portion due to the baking powder and sugar substitute.
Any questions, please let me know in the comments section below.